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flames in several directions. so far, no injuries have been reported. >>> investigators in west virginia are trying to figure out the cause of a fire which killed 27 racehorses. four barns near the racetrack in charlestown burned to the ground. workers described a frantic scene, as they tried to pull horses to safety as the fire spread. they were able to save nearly 30 of the animals. >>> at least one person has been killed and three others injured after a small plane crashed on a residential street in southern nevada. authorities say the single-engine plane burst into flames in a crash in henderson monday. witnesses say it crashed upside down. and local residents had to douse it with hodeses before they could rescue the trapped passengers. >>> now, for this morning's weather from around the nation. as we mentioned earlier, tropical storm hermine is pounding most of texas today. other stormy spots include the rest of the gulf coast,rest of louisiana into georgia. most of florida and around the great lakes. >> the rest of the country is mostly seasonable and pretty dry. in the upper midwe
're looking at a landfall in belize. after that we'latch aftetail.t we'latch >>> the state of virginia carried th p last night in the sate' execution of a womain a century. now executions aren't terribly uncomm this is the third one in 2010, but this particular case is reigniting the debate over crime and punisment jim sciutto is in virginia with this. good morning, jim. >> reporter: robin, good morning. we're hearing of a harrowing scene in "l" block behind me. eyewitnesses i've spoken with described lewis as terrified and trembling as she entered the chamber. she turned down a sedative offered to death row inmates. a guard tapping her on the shoulder to calm her as she w put to death. it's here inside this cramped death chamber where teresa lewis became the first woman executed in virginia in 98 years. >> the execution of teresa lewis has been carried out in the manner as prescribed by the laws of the commonwealth of virginia. >> reporter: just outside supporters including her minister of seven years kept a sad vigil. when you met with her for a final time, did you have a sense that she was
an abc news consultant. he joins us from virginia. richa >> good morning, dan. >> so, even though this koran burning has been called off, do you think the damage has been done? has it made us less safe, do you think? >> it's made us a lot less safe. whenever we do things that support bin laden's theory, that america is at war with islam, that strengthens his recruitment process. so, he's probably recruited thousands of more adherents over the last few weeks, while we argued about a mosque in new york and koran burning. >> there was all this talk when president obama was inaugurated. here's a man whose middle name is hussein. he's spent part of his childhood in a muslim country. he's made a lot of effort to reach out to the muslim world. and in fact, gave an impassioned set of statements on this very issue yesterday. has none of that helped? >> it did help. when he said in his inaugural address, america is not at war with islam, that helped a lot. but the recent controversies have undone all that. and the average muslim in indonesia, or india, or pakistan, could be forgiven for thi
, wisconsin, connecticut, west virginia, we're competitive in a lot of places. will we win them all? who knows. the delaware primary was interesting. new candidate, fresh face, i think she's got a good chance of winning. >> i mean she definitely wasn't your candidate. i mean basically they -- one would say that the public -- >> you picked out one. senate race. i just gave you 12 places where we have a chance of beating democrats. >> even in your own state and i want to ask you actually what are the qualifications do these people have? for instance, what is christine o'donnell's qualification for actually governing? what is sharron angle's actual qualification for governing? >> well, they won the primary fair and square against real competition, and they emerged as the nominee. and sharron angle is running no worse than dead even against the majority leader of the senate. i think that's pretty significant. >> and you're not afraid that there might be a turnoff whether it's -- >> am i afraid of having more republicans in the senate? >> no, that wasn't the question. >> of course, not. >> that's n
but says it will go ahead with it anyway. >>> investigators in west virginia are trying to figure out the cause of a fire which killed 27 race horses. four barns near the racetrack in charlestown burned to the ground. workers described a frantic scene as they tried to pull horses to safety as the fire spread. they were able to save nearly 30 of the animals. >>> san francisco police have arrested a daredevil climber who managed to scale a 58-story downtown building. stuntman dan goodwin, also known as skyscraper man, managed to climb up the city's millennium tower and unfurl an american flag at the top. it took goodwin about three hours to scale the 645-foot residential building. goodwin used suction cups, not ropes, for that big climb. >> nothing stopped him. >>> here's another impressive man. a southern california man is nursing some sore feet this morning after setting a new world record for running in the sand. >> christian burke began his trek in hermosa beach at noon on sunday and ran for 24 straight hours. his idea was to raise money for the town's cash-poor schools which face a
november's elections. >>> the supreme court has denied the appeal of a virginia woman set to be executed tomorrow. theresa lewis was convicted of hiring two men to kill her husband and stepson to collect insurance. her lawyer argued lewis should be spared, saying she has an i.q. that is, quote, borderline mentally retarded. >>> prosecutors call it corruption on steroids. the mayor of bell, california, and seven current and former city officials will be arraigned today on charges they bilked taxpayers out of $5 million, so they could live the high life. paying themselves salaries as high as $800,000. city residents celebrated in the streets after hearing about the arrests. >>> if you have a rough ride to work in the morning, you're not alone. new figures out this morning show nearly one-quarter of major urban roadways are in substandard condition costing the average driver more than $400 a year in repairs. >>> now, paris hilton. overnight, she joined the ranks of the rolling stones and paul mccartney. she's been denied entry to japan because of her past drug use. she was forced to return
is in sterling, virginia, where the announcement will be made later. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. the republicans are coming out here to tart lumber to try to do what they did when they won the house in 1994, which is to offer a specific plan of action for a republican congress. republicans spent much of the past two years, opposing president obama's big initiatives. >> hell no you can't! >> we're the party of no. on this bill, hell, no. >> the party of no? we're the party of hell no. >> reporter: now, house republicans are coming up with a "pledge to america" and effort to get beyond the party of no and what they call a new governing agenda for america. what they would do if they were in control of congress. at the top of the list, permanently extend the bush tax cut, all of them. including those on the wealthy. cancel all unspent stimulus spending. as off today, $258 billion of the $814 billion of the stimulus has not been spent. repeal the obama health care bill. replacing it with republican proposals, including limits on malpractice lawsuits. block obama's plan to move
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